My 3DS Game of the Month for September might just be the most sickeningly adorable game I own. It is a rhythm action game starring a certain virtual idol, in chibi form.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is my Game of the Month for September. When you first load up the game, you are asked to choose one of six Vocaloids as a partner – Miku Hatsune, Rin Kagamine, Len Kagamine, Luka Megurine, KAITO or MEIKO. After you’ve made a choice, you’re free to change it whenever you want.
Once you’ve chosen a partner, you can choose a room for them to stay in. There are 6 options: Cutesy, Futura, Naturale, Japonica and Yumeyume. Once that’s all set up, you can start playing the game proper.
Being a rhythm action game, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX contains 48 full-length songs to play through. You can either use the buttons or tap along on the 3DS’s touch screen. For some songs you can change the singer, so that adds a bit more variety to the mix. There’s also different levels of difficulty to play through.
Playing through the songs earns you Mirai Points, or MP.
MP can be used to buy new outfits and snacks for your partner, as well items to remodel your room.
There’s also ‘Hang Out Mode’, where you can call your partner over and give them snacks or MP. The characters will use their allowance to buy things of their own accord – for example, in my game Miku bought the KONEKO NO PAYAPAPA outfit with some of the allowance I gave her.
You can also play “Mikuversi” with your partner – this is just Reversi.
Alongside the shop, your room and the Mirai Theatre, there is also the Mirai Estates, Dance Studio and AR Station. Mirai Estates allows you to change your room, or you could book a holiday for your partner – only after earning quite a few Mirai Points.
The Dance Studio allows you to choreograph you own dance routines to any of the songs you’ve unlocked. You can then attach the dance to your profile card which can be shared via StreetPass.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX comes with 19 double-sided AR cards. You can use the AR cards to bring the characters into the real world. If you use one of the song cards, then the Vocaloid will perform that song – but you have to have unlocked it first.
Also included in the game is Puyo Puyo 39!. You can play the game against computer players, or anybody else who has their own copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX.
The songs available in the game are enjoyable and cover a wide range of genres. It seems that many of the songs have featured in previous games in the series, but as this is my first time experiencing this series they are all fresh to me.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX has a lot of content packed into it, and is ridiculously adorable.
I’m not a fan of most rhythm games, but I wouldn’t mind battling the Vocaloids in Puyo Puyo.